A New Year is on its way, and if part of your regular diet – or your New Year’s Resolution – is to eat more plant-based meals, then some of Brantford’s best restaurants can help you discover delicious vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based dishes that will keep you coming back! Eating vegetarian or vegan isn’t just salads – there are delicious meals that require no substitutions, and new plant-based options of your traditional omnivore favourites, like burgers, tacos, nachos, and more.
Bistro Seven | 71 Charing Cross St., Brantford | 519-754-4799
We love this “foodie’s paradise” that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner right here in Brantford! Catering to many different diets, including vegetarian, vegan, keto, gluten-free, with options for people who prefer meat, this is a great option for anyone who is trying to lessen their meat intake, or for couples who simply can’t agree on where to get their takeout! They have vegan burgers using Beyond Meat patties, and vegan dinner specials including a Spicy Thai Chili Bowl, Jerk Bowl with mock chicken, and a “mock wings” and fries. This local spot is extremely accommodating and understands that everyone’s diet is different, so if you’re looking for a new place to try, visit Bistro Seven!
Healthy Rabbit | 105 Brant Ave., Brantford | 519-900-2912
Healthy Rabbit opened a few years ago on the beautiful, historic Brant Ave., and we can’t stop going back again and again! This restaurant promotes healthy, holistic, and sustainable living through their ingredient choices down to their eco-friendly takeout containers. Try their classic bowls on rice and greens or quinoa, or opt for their soup of the day, which always features wholesome, seasonal ingredients.
Indian Spice Sweet & Restaurant | 100 Market St. S., Brantford | 519-751-7100
One of the very best things about Indian food? There are so many vegetarian and vegan options without having to make any substitutions! If you’re looking for some meat-free options, check out Indian Spice Sweet & Restaurant’s options with protein alternatives like lentils, chickpeas, and more. Their vegetarian menu includes flavourful dishes like Dal Tadka – a combination of yellow dal cooked with onion, tomato, and spices – and our favourite, Paneer Tikka Masala – a clay oven-cooked dish made with cottage cheese, tossed with flavourful gravy, onion, and bell peppers.
Sociable Kitchen + Tavern | 45 King George Rd., Brantford | 519-751-4042
One of our favourite spots for a local burger, this restaurant also has an awesome menu for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free. Their plant-based menu offers delicious meat-free alternatives to some of their best-selling dishes, including “chick’n wings,” DIY Meatless Mahogany Chick’n Lettuce Wraps, plant based bowls and salads, and much more.